In one of the most powerful spiritual discourses
Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati said: "Man is born
not for physical experiences alone. Man is born to conquer
matter, to conquer time and space. Man is born to realize
the boundless Beauty of Divine Consciousness."
When we are capable to implement these wonderful words of
a God realized Master, no doubt Liberation stands in front
of our door. But unfortunately, the so called reality
shows a different picture. Mostly we are absorbed in so
many difficulties, worries, anxieties, and over and above,
we live a life in great fear. Some unknown factor of our
future or families, jobs etc. can easily disturb us.
To cover up these problems or better to forget them, even
if it is only for a while, man tries to divert his mind
often in a direction, which easily can bring him more
suffering or can make him totally sick.
The power of attachment in a human being is so strong that
it may take for the common man a long time to realise,
that whatever we are attached to and in whatsoever form,
will be bound to perish sooner or later.
Mind is so dangerous that even a highly spiritually
developed soul suddenly realises that there are still
things in himself for which he has to see that they will
be washed out.
The great spiritual truth is that if we truly want to
overcome our problems and sorrows we have to change our
life. We have to purify it. But how to purify it? Let us
remember: "No gain without pain". Struggle brings
us success. One of the very great ways of inner
purification is a constant clinging to the divine Prayer.
Constant Prayers are healing. The effect of Prayer can
never be underestimated. Every Prayer, short or long, has
its own effect and Prayer with a devoted heart makes
everything deeper and stronger. Selfless Divine service,
working without expecting anything for it in return, is a
highly fast way of purification. Let us remember the great
words of Swami Omkarananda, when He said: "Think like
a Genius, Work like a Giant, Live like a Saint."
These great words of Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati are
undoubtedly the guiding principles in the line of
It is then, when after that great journey of inner
development, the flow of the Grace of the Divine can enter
in our heart and it is then, when in spite of so many
difficulties, we still feel relaxed.
This is the secret, when not we, but the Divinity is
working through us. Not only the outer situation changes,
but a man internally feels, that immense happiness is
arising, which even attracts or effects people coming in
contact with him.